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Letter from Aubrey Hanson, Btry. D., Ft. Robinson, Nebraska, to his mother, Mrs. Julia Francis Hendrix Hanson, Route 2 No. 168, Jonesboro, Arkansas

 

Transcribed by RaNae Smith Vaughn, December 14, 2001, as written by Aubrey Hanson

 

 

Btry. D.

4th F. A.

Ft. Robinson, Neb.

 

March 17, 1930

 

Dear Mother.

 

How are you I am well hope you are the same. I got your letter today sure was glad to hear from you. (Yes ma give me Ę50 I want a pair of socks and Iíve got to get som prince). I have got the clothes I left with yet. I wear the overalls when I am on fatigue. Well Mother I had to go on guard last night at 6 pm and come off this afternoon at 4:15 it was pretty cold last night and to day, it snowed a little last night and all day today but it melted as fast as it fell nearly. No I would not advise no one to join the army. It is alright if a fellar likes it. It will make a man out of you if you want to be a man. No I donít look natural in the army clothes but later on I aim to have some taken in my civilian suit and send to you. Well Mother I would love to ben with you Fri. night. I was glad to hear you say you was well. I got a letter from Dick to-day and one from Susie that made 3 letters I get more letters than I can ans. nearly. I get letters from six persons and there is another one wanting me to write to her. Yes I would love to get some of your pinto beans and corn bread and butter milk. I havent drunk any butter milk since I left home. Well Mother in about 2 mo. If I donít like the army I will be asking you to get me out. Well I will close for this time hoping to hear from you soon Mother I will be a good boy.

 

I am sending some more pictures but not of me.

 

Yours truly

Your tramp

Aubrey

 

To

Mother with love

4th Field Artillery

Fort Robinson, Neb.


Letter from Aubrey Hanson, Btry. D., Ft. Robinson, Nebraska, to his mother, Mrs. Julia Hanson, Route 2 No. 168, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Posted on May 21, 1930, Fort Robinson, Nebraska

Envelope has a 2 cent stamp

 

Transcribed by RaNae Smith Vaughn, December 14, 2001, as written by Aubrey Hanson

The Susie he refers to was his future wife: Lucille Jewell (Susie) Gable Hanson

 

Btry. D.

4th F. A.

Ft. Robinson, Neb.

 

May 20, 1930

 

Dear Mother.

 

I will try to ans. your letter I rec. to-day was more than glad to hear from you and I am glad you are well, but I hated to hear of the bad news. Well Mother I am sorry I got in this mess, I know I have caused you a lot of trouble, but there is one thing sure if you get me out of this I wont be guilty of another stunt like this. I didnít know what home meant to me until I got away from it, now I realize what home is and there is a girl back there I love above them all except you, and I want to be there with her, I guess you know who she is. (Susie) I guess I donít deserve it though the way I have done you and father, it makes me feel bad to think of it. So Mother I want you to do as you like about it, I wont out of course for I will always wont to be with the ones I love. If you cant get me out now I could buy out after I serve a year in, but I cant never save the money here. Well Mother we had a big parade this evening.

 

And have him to write out the papers and sign them, and also a doctor and a notary public to sign them, and please do it as soon as you can, for I want to get out of this place soon as I can. I am sending you two dollars to make sure. So please have them made out and sent in next week if you possibly can for I am getting tired of this place. So you can go to a lawyer and tell him how things are and I am sure I will get out, but I wont un-less you do.

 

Yours with love.

 

Mr. Aubrey Hanson

 

Ans. soon.

 

 


Enclosed in the same envelope is the following letter Aubrey Hanson wrote to his sister, Irene Hanson Smith.

 

Btry. D.

4th F. A.

Ft. Robinson, Neb.

 

Dear Sis.

 

How are you all by now? I am well. Well how is everybody? Things are going along alright here, but it is this place I donít like. There is about ten persons getting out here and most of them is buying out too. And also some of them are going over the hill. I donít think there is really anybody here that likes this place. You see it is a thousand miles from nowhere. Crawford is 3 mi. from here and is about the size of Bono, Ark. so you can imagine what kind of a place this is. So Irene if you can I wish you would go to town with Mother and help her to get the papers wrote out by a lawyer and him sign them and also a doctor and an attorney at law. If the papers aint fixed out that way I wont get out. Well as news are scarce I will close for this time.

 

So ans. soon

Aubrey


Letter from Aubrey Hanson, Btry. D., Ft. Robinson, Nebraska, to his mother, Mrs. Julia Francis Hendrix Hanson, Route 2 No. 168, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Posted on May 30, 1930, Fort Robinson, Nebraska

Envelope has a 2 cent stamp

 

Transcribed by RaNae Smith Vaughn, December 14, 2001, as written by Aubrey Hanson

 

 

Btry. D.

4th F. A.

Ft. Robinson, Nebr.

 

May 29, 1930

 

Dear Mother.

 

I will ans. your letter which rec. today, was glad to hear from you. I guess you have to work pretty hard dont you from the way you write. I dont have to work very hard only at times. I am taking gunners instructions about 2 hr. a day, I will go up Sat. for examination of the guns. I guess it is pretty hot at home now. Well I had to report to the Capt. Mon. and he said I would be discharged in about a week. I will write later and tell you when I will leave here. Paul cant do anything to keep me from getting out. I myself couldnít. Well Mother I will close for this time, will hear from me later.

 

Yours truly.

 

Aubrey Hanson